Uke Power 2017 will take place at Drax Social Club – 26-28 May 2017
The weekend will focus on workshops informal sessions and open mic concerts with a ceilidh and special guest spot on the Saturday evening. Tickets are £33 per person for the whole weekend. Camping is £7.50 per night per unit (tent, caravan or camper).
Where & When
Drax Social Club, Main Rd, Drax, Selby, North Yorkshire YO8 8PJ. Telephone: 01757 618041
Friday 26th – Sunday 28th May 2017.
Start Time: 7.30pm
BOOKING BY POST & CHEQUE: Please download our PDF Booking Form
For more information and to book tickets please contact me here »
UKE POWER GALLERY
Thanks to everyone who attended the third Uke Power 2016, we had a great weekend – visit the GALLERY page to see photos from previous Uke Power weekends.
THE SWING BANDITS
Astraluna is the stage name of Jennifer Birch, who has extensive worldwide touring experience, having played in Corinne Bailey Rae’s band from 2009-11 performing at major stadia and festivals including Glastonbury, Fuji Rock Festival Japan, Coachella Festival California and many more, with co-writing credits on Corinne Bailey Rae’s second album The Sea.
Astraluna’s debut album THE PASS OF STORMS was released on 15th October 2016
WHAT PEOPLE HAVE SAID
“We were completely blown away by her utterly beautiful voice here in the studio”
(Jericho Keys, BBC Introducing York & North Yorkshire)
“Love your work”
(Tom Robinson BBC 6 Music, via Twitter)
“…it’s not hard to see why this multi-instrumentalist’s music is connecting with people; the ukulele-based Play With Fire is backed up by a soulful bass and funky drums while Astraluna’s impassioned vocals set the melody on fire. Indeed this song crackles and sparks with energy all the way through…”
(Richard Dowling, Fresh on the Net)
“Hope & Social’s FEEL (Spotify) and Astraluna’s THE PASS OF STORMS (Spotify) are both in contention for my ukulele record of the year.”
“The layered celestial vocals atop a chiming ukulele sound, both sweetly wrapped in resonant reverb, create a haunting, atmospheric and airy chamber to house Astraluna’s delicate songwriting gift.”
(Uke Magazine, December 2016)
• BBC 6Music (Tom Robinson’s Mixtape) ‘I Forget To Breathe’ Included in Tom’s Top 20 favourite tracks of 2016
• ‘Record of the Week’ on Jericho Keys’ BBC Introducing York & North Yorkshire, plus live interview and performance
• Airplay, plus live interview and performance on The Durbervilles (BBC Radio Leeds)
• Consecutive weeks in the ‘Fresh Faves’ choice on Fresh on the Net
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For more information please see www.astralunamusic.com
He’s a showman with a style inspired by British Music Hall and a witty raconteur with an infectious joy of performing. And as a gifted songwriter Ralph Shaw’s songs bring characters and situations to life with brilliant word play. Whether he’s singing about a village vicar, a brothel handyman or embodying an evil cat, his hilarious and sometimes tender songs thrill audiences with music and laughter.
Ralph’s ukulele workshops are a tour de force, helping new and experienced players get to grips with their instrument and performance technique. With a catalog of five solo albums, 4 teaching DVDs and two acclaimed books, Ralph Shaw has played a crucial role in creating the current ukulele boom. More at: www.ralphshaw.ca
THE RHYTHM CHAPS
The Rhythm Chaps Ceilidh & Barn Dance Band play in the Sheffield, Barnsley, Rotherham, Leeds, Doncaster, Wakefield and Huddersfield area and is one of the most experienced and versatile bands around so can guarantee a good night.
For more information please see www.rhythmchaps.co.uk